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Limited edition release of a new breed of modeling synthesizer.
The KingKORG faithfully reproduces the ways oscillators and filters of an analog synthesizer change and the way these changes influence other parameters. It is a level of synthesizer modeling that goes where no modeling synth has gone before. This single instrument can cover an impressive range of synth sounds.
Back, in Black
A stylish black model of the KingKorg has arrived, and only 150 will be available for the US market. The black panel, with its array of parameter knobs, expresses a reverence for classic instruments of history and awakens the instincts of the keyboardist who wants to control the sound to their heart's content.
KingKORG features a 3-oscillator x 2-timbre design allows you to generate thick and rich sounds, plus a newly developed XMT modeling sound engine. XMT (Xpanded Modeling Technology) is proprietary KORG technology that was created in order to produce a wide variety of sounds while keeping operation simple.
KingKORG provides pre-set algorithms that contain combinations of various types and numbers of oscillators, letting you easily and quickly sculpt stage-ready sounds. The wide range of oscillator algorithms includes the choices you’d expect from an analog synthesizer–sawtooth wave, square wave, and noise–in addition to numerous PCM/DWGS algorithms, giving you plenty of choices for creating highly personal sounds.
Modeling Filters Reproduce Classic Instruments
While designing KingKORG, extreme attention was paid to the filter section, which is crucial to a synthesizer's character. A diverse variety of filters is a unique advantage of analog modeling, and KingKORG’s filters add unparalleled flexibility.
In addition to a variety of essential analog modeling filter types, you get faithful models of filters that reproduce the analog monophonic synths used for lead and bass in the '70s, the polyphonic synths used in new wave music of the '80s, and the filters of KORG's classic MS-20 analog synth. These filters can also be made to self-oscillate by raising the resonance setting– a unique capability of analog synthesizers.
Three Master Effects
KingKORG provides three master effect sections, each giving you a choice of six effect types: PRE FX, with types such as distortion and amp simulator; MOD FX, with classic effects like phaser, chorus, and tremolo; and REV/DELAY, with ambience effects such as hall reverb and modulation delay. Each effect processor has a dedicated front panel dial that selects the effect type. To choose the ideal effect type, simply turn the dial to hear the result, and use the FX control knobs located below these dials to adjust the effect as desired. Vacuum tube driver circuit adds rich overtones and powerful distortion Built upon years of analog experience that KORG has acquired throughout its history, KingKORG provides a full-analog vacuum tube driver circuit as a mastering effect. You can use it to add warm fullness, a powerful overdrive, or anything in between.
The built-in vocoder uses audio from the onboard mic input to modify the sound, creating an effect as though the synthesizer were talking. The vocoder features Formant Shift to dramatically modify the tonal character, as well as Formant Hold, which allows you to “freeze” a vowel sound and play it back using the keys. Thanks to the KingKORG’s dual-timbre architecture, you can even combine the vocoder with another timbre, either as a complementing sound or a modulation source.
61 dynamic, full-size keys, plus KORG’s X/Y Joystick
KingKORG features a generous five octaves of velocity-sensitive keys, whose response can even be adjusted (Normal, Shallow, or Deep) to mimic that of classic instruments. Below the dedicated octave shift buttons, you will find a backlit X/Y joystick, ready to control your most important live performance tweaks. Play through some of the preset sounds, and you will notice that the joystick is already set up for useful and inspiring modulation.
KingKORG provides a diverse selection of 200 stage-ready preset programs organized into eight categories such as Synth, Lead, and Bass. There is a great selection of the staple sounds you need for live performance, including numerous PCM sounds for piano, electric piano, organ, and clavinet.
Thanks to KingKORG’s ability to emulate filters from classic synthesizers, you will find familiar and authentic sounds that are perfect for playing your favorite classic and modern songs, along with new and inspiring sounds to broaden your horizons. There is also a user area for you to store 100 of your own sounds.
CV/GATE OUT jack lets you control the monotribe or MS-20. The CV/GATE OUT jack lets you use an analog signal to control a KORG monotribe or MS-20. A dedicated cable for the monotribe is included, allowing you to use the keyboard of KingKORG to play the monotribe.
- Number of keys: 61
- Action: Synth action
- Key size: Full
- Aftertouch / Velocity: Velocity
- Key Type: Piano-style
- Number of sounds: 200 preset, 100 user
- Polyphony (max): 24
- Layers: Yes
- Split: Yes
- AUX input: XLR
- MIDI Connectivity: I/O
- Line output: L/MONO, R
- Line input: TS
- USB Connectivity: Type B
- Headphone jacks: 1
- Pedal inputs: 2
- Storage type: N/A
- Bluetooth: N/A
- Recording/Playback N/A
- Accompaniment styles: N/A
- Preset songs: N/A
- Display: LCD
- Effects: 6 PRE, 6 POST, 6 REV/DLY
- Built-in speakers: No
- Pitch bend/Modulation: Yes
- Other controls: N/A
- Reverb: Yes
- Chorus: Yes
- Delay: Yes
- Equalizer: Yes
- Arpeggio: Yes
- Other: Distortion, tube, etc.
- Width: 40.4"
- Height: 3.8"
- Depth: 12.3"
- Weight: 15.4 lb.
- Power adapter: Included
Powerful modeling synthesizer in limited edition black.
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.